Historic Overview José Catieau

Rider

Overall Rank1102
NameJosé CATIEAU
Country
  France
Date of birth17-Jul-1946 - Coutiches (Nord Pas de Calais)
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Biography

José Catieau

José Catieau (born 17 July 1946 at Coutiches, France) is a former professional French road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1969 to 1976. For the 1973 season, Catieau was a teammate of the great Spanish cyclist Luis Ocaña on the Bic team. At the start of the 1973 Tour de France, Catieau won stage 1b into St.Niklaas in Belgium. The third stage of the 1973 Tour de France began in Roubaix and part of the day's stage went over some cobblestones which are traditionally used in the Spring Classic, Paris–Roubaix. When the peloton went over a section of cobblestones at Querenaing, Catieau, Ocaña and three of teammates together with a group of 5 riders attacked and got an advantage. This advantage was over five minutes at one point but the chasing group reduced this to two and a half minutes at the finish. At the vélodrome in Reims, Cyrille Guimard won the sprint but Catieau took the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification and Ocaña had distanced many of the favourites for the General classification. Catieau kept the yellow jersey for four days until the first mountain stage when Ocaña took the jersey. Catieau also won the Paris–Camembert in 1972.

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Major Victories

Paris - Camembert 1972
Tour de France - stages 1973 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1974 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1972 (1)
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Seasons

José Catieau - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1965 Terrot - Leroux 0 842
2. 1968 Pelforth - Sauvage - Lejeune 95 277
3. 1969 Sonolor - Lejeune 756 58
4. 1970 Sonolor - Lejeune 555 95
5. 1971 Sonolor - Lejeune 338 148
6. 1972 Sonolor - Lejeune 400 127
7. 1973 Bic 1145 31
8. 1974 Bic 508 86
9. 1975 Peugeot - BP - Michelin 298 128
10. 1976 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 113 287
Overall: 4208 1102